Tell No One: Sex abuse victims confront Catholic priests in harrowing documentary

 The film has sparked outrage in Poland after being viewed more than 21 million times

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 02 June 2019 09:09
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A documentary showing secret camera footage of sex abuse victims confronting the priests who molested them has sparked outrage against the Catholic Church in Poland.

Tell No One features several scenes of priests confessing to the abuse on tape and has since inspired the country to move ahead with plans to double jail terms for paedophiles.

As a consequence, those convicted could now face up to 30 years or life imprisonment.

The documentary, which is available to watch on YouTube, has been viewed more than 21 million times. It’s been hailed as “difficult” and “essential” viewing.

One harrowing scene sees a former priest seemingly attempting to justify his abusive behaviour by saying: “If there is no orgasm, there is no sin.”

The National Public Prosecutor’s Office in Poland has confirmed it’s pulled together a team of prosecutors. They will now analyse the cases presented in the documentary.

According to the ruling Law and Justice party, the change to Polish legal proceedings for paedophilia cases has been planned for months and will now go to the senate.

It is unknown if Tell No One will be distributed elsewhere, though one Reddit user claims that Netflix is in talks to pick it up in the UK.

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